Amid the ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine, the Philippine Navy (PN) stays committed in performing its mandate of naval defense in the country as it deployed at Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Cavity City on April 03, 2020 its two patrol boats to aid in the maritime operations in the Visayan Region.
The Philippine Fleet, through the Littoral Combat Force, sent off Patrol Boat (PB)356 and PB358 of the 5th Patrol Boat Division aboard BRP Bacolod City (LS550) at Captain Moya Boat Landing in Sangley Point, Cavite City to Naval Forces Central Area of Operations.
Littoral Combat Force Commander, Captain Alfonso F. Torres Jr., presided the Send-off Ceremony, and personally supervised the successful conduct of lifting and loading operations of the patrol boats. After receiving the completeness & readiness for deployment of PB356 and PB358, Captain Torres thanked the combined efforts of the personnel from different naval units involved including the Naval Combat Engineering Brigade, Naval Logistics Center, Naval Shipyard of Naval Sea Systems Command and LS550 of the Sealift Amphibious Force.
Deployment plays a very crucial role in the Navy’s effective conduct of maritime patrol operations, internal security operations and logistics support missions with the end view of better serving the Filipino people, guided by the PN’s mandate of protecting our seas, securing our future. NAVY.MIL.PH